Old Dominion vs. Charleston Southern - 3/18/15 NIT Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charleston Southern Buccaneers (19-11) at Old Dominion Monarchs (24-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:15 pm (Ted Constant Center)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charleston Southern Buccaneers and Old Dominion Monarchs play in the NIT at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
The Charleston Southern Buccaneers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight. On the season, Charleston Southern is averaging 72 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 70.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Saah Nimley is averaging 21.2 points and 4.1 assists while Arlon Harper is averaging 13.2 points and four rebounds. Will Saunders is the third double-digit scorer and Cedrick Bowen is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers have five players averaging at least 8.1 points, and they’re shooting 68.8 percent from the line and 34 percent from deep. Defensively, Charleston Southern is allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or more points in six of its last nine games.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven. On the season, ODU is averaging 65.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 56.7 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Trey Freeman is averaging 17.5 points and 3.4 assists while Aaron Bacote is averaging 10.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Jonathan Arledge is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Richard Ross is dishing 1.3 assists. The Old Dominion Monarchs have four players averaging at least 8.3 points, and they’re shooting 67.4 percent from the line and 33.2 percent from deep. Defensively, ODU is allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in seven straight games.
The Buccaneers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Monarchs are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
ODU is a terrific defensive team that should step the tempo of this game and allow them to win rather easily. Look for a double-digit victory from the Monarchs.